Meet Tom and His New Knee

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Tom, a competitive water skier for over 40 years, suffered a severe knee injury where he broke his tibia, fibula and tore his MCL. Over the years, the repair and his knee wore out and his arthritis got progressively worse. After a series of hyaluronic acid injections and other therapies, Tom made the decision to schedule an appointment with Dr. Donald Roberts at Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery based on high recommendations from friends and their excellent results.

Tom underwent a total knee replacement in December 2018. "The surgery went very well and the team at Salmon Creek Hospital was amazing. Thanks to Mike Baer at the Lake Oswego office my recovery was remarkable. Mike always provided the perfect mix of challenge and restraint. He allowed me to push as hard as I could without going too far. His knowledge and experience were greatly appreciated," says Tom.

Tom's goal after surgery was to be able to water ski by summer, and he started skiing again in March. "I started out slowly and was pretty conscious of how I felt. By May I was pretty comfortable and started getting ready for tournaments. I skied my first tournament in July and had the highest score in my age group. It felt good to be back and pain-free," shares Tom.

Are you ready to get back to doing what you love like Tom? To schedule an appointment, please call (360) 254-6161 or request an appointment online here.

Related Doctor:
Donald W. Roberts, M.D.